Dear Future Child

My dear child,

If you happen to have found this letter, I hope you’re well. I hope you’re healthy.

You should know that at the time I am writing this letter, I am twenty six and seven months old. I am not married yet, so I have no clue when I would be having you. Or would I ever be able to have you? Perhaps I shouldn’t be wondering about it so much, since I don’t even know who your father is going to be. That’s the thing, though. I am not very good when it comes to love. Unlucky, I call myself – I do hope you won’t get that awful trait from me. Well, if you’re reading this letter though I guess I’m not so unlucky after all. I wonder what took so long for your father to have found me.

Anyway, how old are you? Are you a teenager? Are you having a rough time because of me? Do I nag at you a lot? You know your grandmother did the same to me and I used to patronize her for it. God, teenage years are the worst. When everything you do turns out bad and you don’t know what you did wrong, and when you can’t help but hate everyone who’s doing better than you – trust me, I know. I might have not agreed with you on some things sometimes, but please remember that all I did should have been for your own good and all that I’m doing is for you. No mother would want to see her children got hurt or upset. I’m more than sure that all I want is for you to be happy, because that’s all your grandmother has ever wanted for me.

Or has teenage-hood past you? Are you an adult? You’re not unlucky in love, are you? Ah, so many questions, I’m sorry. Whatever and whenever it is, I hope you’re having a happy life. Last but not least, I’m pretty sure I love you with all my heart.

Forever yours,
Your mother

[ join me in this open letter challenge! ]

Day One — Dear Fifteen Year Old Self
Day Two — Dear Best Friend
Day Three — Dear You That I’ve Drifted From
Day Four — Dear You Who I Wish I Know In Real Life
Day Five — Dear Beloved Late Grandma
Day Six — Dear Secret Admirer
Day Seven — Dear First Love
Day Eight — Dear Ex-Boyfriend
Day Nine — Dear Crush
Day Ten — Dear Person From My Childhood
Day Eleven — Dear Little Brother
Day Twelve — Dear Mum and Dad


  1. Beth jones May 1, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    This is such a lovely post, your open letter series is such a good idea!!!

    • captaineverland May 1, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      Aw thank you so much for the compliment! 🙂 x

  2. Sophia Whitham May 1, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    The open letter challenge is such a cool idea. And this is such a sweet post, I love the idea of my future child reading a letter I wrote to them now! xx

    Sophia x

    • captaineverland May 1, 2017 / 5:19 pm

      Aw thank you! Guess that’s the whole point of me writing it now. Hehe. I hope you can join in whenever you have time or feels like it 🙂 xx

  3. Emily May 2, 2017 / 12:00 am

    This is an absolutely brilliant idea for a blog series! You’ve inspired me to write a letter to my own future child :).

    • captaineverland May 2, 2017 / 6:14 pm

      Thank you! And yes, please do, I’d love to read your letter as well 🙂

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